In just 10 years, Branobel became a global actor in the rapidly expanding oil market. But a global company is also local. The business is always found in some physical place that is important to the people who work there.
Finnish know-how in engineering made a substantial contribution to pumping Kazakhstan oil in early 20th century and building the first oil pipelines from the Dossor field in western Kazakhstan to the north shore of the Caspian Sea. That made camel caravans obsolete.